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any moms having trouble with baby no longer wanting to breast feed?

my daughter has decided she no longer wants to breastfeed( she's 8 weeks old) . she much rather have a bottle. does anyone know of any tricks to get her back to the breast? i have tried "tricking" her and using a plastic nipple shield, that works once in a great while, and i have tried taking the nipple out of a bottle cutting a little bit bigger hole in it, she suckled fine on it but she couldnt get the milk to come out of the breast. i'm thinking this idea might work atleast for awhile if we can figure out how to get enough suction for the milk to come out. any one else have this trouble? what did you do? i really dont want to have to give up breastfeeding her.

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Asked by april8581 at 10:41 PM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Then you need to stop giving her a bottle all together and nurse, nurse, nurse!!! I don't know if you are working or not, and maybe this won't work as well for you, but if you can take a day or two and just relax with her and nurse her. She has probably gotten used to the ease of bottle feeding (comes out faster, less work for her) and that is why she is refusing to nurse... keep trying mama! Good Luck!

    Answer by MamaRoberts at 11:44 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Your baby has developed a preference for the easier bottle. The first poster is right. You need to stop giving bottles and just nurse! Here is a link that has tips on getting baby back on the breast.

    Answer by aehanrahan at 12:46 AM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Drop the bottle. Give her no other option. I don't think it will take long to get her back to breast.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:41 AM on Jul. 12, 2009

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